how to keep your smile in tip top condition

How to Keep Your Smile in Tip Top Condition

By following a good oral care routine and avoiding bad dental habits you can maintain a smile to be proud of:

– Floss and brush your teeth daily, attend regular professional cleanings with the hygienist and also attend dental check-ups so any problems can be spotted and treated.

– Avoid smoking, sugary drinks/snacks and chewing on hard items such as ice, as these can damage teeth or lead to decay.

– Prevent your lips from cracking and peeling by applying a natural lip balm.

“It won’t happen overnight, but you can make changes to smile about.”

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.